2017 Sustainability Slam




It’s time for the 2nd Annual SUSTAINABILITY SLAM

What’s your idea for building a sustainable well-being community? With this exciting high-energy event, the Office for Sustainability challenges students, staff, faculty, and members of the Kalamazoo community to make a two-minute case for a campus or community project that improves quality of life for all. If you have an idea or project that you are trying to build support for, then consider the Sustainability Slam your opportunity and venue to let your idea be heard. As Margaret Mead said, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Your idea could be the best idea we have never heard. 

Inspired by the culture of a poetry slam, the spellbinding and engaging stories of the Moth Radio Hour, and the framework of Pecha Kucha talks, the Sustainability Slam opens the stage for YOU to tell your story and engage your community. The Sustainability Slam is an elevator pitch meets Ted Talk experience where participants have only 2 minutes to make a compelling pitch and call to action!

Here are highlights from our last slam:
 2013 Sustainability Slam

In one hour, 15 slammers will riff on ideas and projects that make our community more sustainable and desirable.  Immediately following the presentations, all attendees will be treated with dessert and an opportunity to meet the "slammers" and continue the conversation. 

Sustainability Slam GuideLINES

Where: Office for Sustainability
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE            

Bring your wits, submit your call to action, or take part as an audience participant cheering on your slammers.